16th Jun 2017 9:30am-5:00pm
Hosted at the University of Sussex
The 9th annual Brighton-Sussex postgraduate conference is co-organised by the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research (CLHLWR, University of Sussex) and the Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories (CRMNH, University of Brighton)
Jubilee Building Room 144, Registration: 9.15-9.45 Jubilee Room 155
Life history and life writing have opened the door to creativity in universities across disciplines – politically, poetically, philosophically, playfully.
Questioning impersonal and dislocated theory by radical scholars of gender, sexuality, race and class has created a space for academics to bring their own histories into their work, or even become life writers. Simultaneously creative life writers are increasingly speaking to academic concerns with representation and the self. This conference aims to reflect and respond to this convergence. Selected contributions will be published in a forthcoming CLHLWR / REFRAME collaboration: ‘Life Writing Projects’.
Clare Best and Professor Lyn Thomas, ‘Life-writing, photography and the resilient body: Clare Best’s Self-portrait without Breasts and Annie Ernaux’s L’Usage de la Photo’
Dr Deborah Madden, ‘Sacred Geographies and Empire-Building: Perspectives on Gender, Temporality and Religion in the Life Writings of Elizabeth Bowen Thompson (1812-1869) ’
This conference is fully booked.
Any enquiries, please contact Dr Sam Carroll at Memorynarrativehistories@brighton.ac.uk
9:00 – 9:30 Registration: coffee in foyer Jubilee JUB-144 PINK ROOM
9:30 – 9:40 Welcome address Lucy Noakes and Margaretta Jolly JUB-144 PINK ROOM
9:40 – 10:10 Keynote. Chair: Lucy Noakes Jubilee JUB-144 PINK ROOM
Dr Deborah Madden, ‘Sacred Geographies and Empire-Building: Perspectives on Gender, Temporality and Religion in the Life Writings of Elizabeth Bowen Thompson (1812-1869)’
10:15 – 11:30 Session One
11:30 – 11:50 Coffee in Jubilee Foyer
11.50 –1.00 Session Two
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch in Jubilee Foyer
2.00 – 3.30 Session Three
3.30 – 4:00 Tea with shared delegates Jubilee Foyer
4.00 – 5.00 Plenary: Chair: Margaretta Jolly with Jamie Barnes. Jubilee JUB-144 PINK ROOM
Voicing Experience. Professor Lyn Thomas and Clare Best: The Uses of Photography and Self-Portrait without Breasts.
5.00 Drinks in IDS bar (cash bar)